Wednesday, November 30, 2005

NaNoWriMo No-No

It was always going to be a long shot . . . Sadly, I failed the task which I set myself back on November 1st - to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Yep, I'm a NaNoWriMo Loser. But I'm not disappointed. Oh no. Because, out of the flames of disaster, a phoenix has risen.
About halfway through the month, I had a flash of inspiration and saw the story I was writing from a different (and far more interesting)character perspective, which meant rewriting virtually everything I'd written (all 20,000 words almost!) This is why I failed NaNoWriMo, but I have now, the first third of a much better novel. I will finish it, but at a more sensible pace. And even if I don't, there's always next year...

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Revelation magazine has accepted my story 'Deus Ex Machina' for publication in their December issue. I'm very excited about this, and can't wait to see it - artwork and all!

Unfortunately, due to personal commitments it looks like I'm not going to finish my 50,000 word novel before the end of NaNoWriMo (Nov 30th). I reached 20,000 words at the weekend, but things have ground to a halt. Still, I do intend to try and get it finished at a more leisurely pace, hopefully completing the book before Christmas. I'm still very excited about it.